Business Lessons – Stockholm

Time to get back to work after our fika. After three exciting days in Goeteborg culminating in the Post Hotel Bar that was recommended to us by several locals, we took the morning train to Sweden’s capital city of Stockholm. We wasted no time in heading straight to a meeting with Bettina Baumgartner, the VP […]

Business Lessons – Goeteborg

So now it is time to start our blog. We are traveling by train to Stockholm after spending three days in the beautiful city of Goeteborg. Our visit there included a stop at Volvo Cars world headquarters followed by a delicious dinner with members of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce and other distinguished guests. The […]

And so it Begins!

Greetings from Gothenburg, Sweden! After an exhausting 20+ hour travel day, we are finally in the EU, and we are excited to start our adventures abroad. One thing we have immediately noticed from our short stay in Gothenburg is the impact that Democratic Socialism has on transportation.  Visiting the headquarters at Volvo and the non-profit […]

Eshwar and Nathan Invade Scandinavia

The best candy in the world is Daim. This is not questionable. It is made of delicious chocolate and toffee and can be purchased at a furniture store called IKEA. IKEA is a Swedish invention. In fact, there are a number of reasons why IKEA is Swedish and not Canadian or Chinese, for example. One of […]

Off We Go…

My name is Ashkan Payami (you can call me Ash), and I am a 2nd year Full-Time MBA Student at Chapman University.  I got my undergraduate degree in Biology at UC Santa Barbara.  When I graduated, I started working at Sam’s Club as an Operations Manager for 3 years and it was during this time […]

Business in Scandinavia: Pre-Departure

Hello! Hallå! Tere! Hei! We are Team16-1 and are ready for Business in Scandinavia!! Meet the team members: Kyla Javier: I am a 25 year old Masters student from Orange County and I am ready to jet set out of the United States! I have always been fascinated with Scandinavia as I am a quarter Norwegian […]

Skelleftea and the Creative Summit

It was very hard for me to properly pronounce the name of this city until my professor gave me the proper way to say it, it’s pronounced “she left you.” Not the best selling point for the city but it was really funny that now I can say it perfectly. We visited this city to […]


Very nice to visit such a small unknown town in the middle of nowhere. It is said to be the home of the infamous Santa Claus. I went and visited the arctic circle and Santa Claus’s house but I didn’t see santa. It seemed like it was santa’s vacation summer house that Mrs Claus didn’t know […]

Team Pitea visit to Spotify

Once we reached the beautiful city of Stockholm we headed to the hotel, dropped off our bags, and changed into some proper attire in the hotel restroom because our rooms were not yet ready. We then grabbed a quick bite to eat and embarked on a two-mile walk to the wonderful company Spotify. To be […]

Spotify: Music For Everyone!

Question: Is it possible to have a global culture for all of your markets around the world? Answer: No Questions: Do you foresee that happening as a possibility in the near future? Answer: On a global scale it is nearly impossible. Spotify has dominated the music streaming industry in ways no other company can imagine. […]